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Staging language on Corsica: Stance, improvisation, play, and heteroglossia

  • Alexandra Jaffe (a1)


This article uses the concept of stance to examine a series of activities and plurilingual heteroglossic performances and improvisations in a Corsican language-planning event. It focuses on how stances taken by performers attribute stances to the audience, as well as how stance objects (language, community, heritage) are construed in performance. This analysis is used to examine how these language-planning events mediate ideological tensions in Corsican language planning, specifically between traditional monolingual/purist ideologies and plurilingual, polynomic ones. (Stance, Corsica, performance, ideology, heteroglossia)*



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Staging language on Corsica: Stance, improvisation, play, and heteroglossia

  • Alexandra Jaffe (a1)


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